The South African Omicron variant is steadily taking the place of Delta variant of Covid-19 throughout the nation.
In a well being bulletin on Sunday, Directorate Common of Well being Companies (DGHS) spokesperson Prof Dr Nazmul Islam stated 73 p.c of individuals detected with the Omicron variant of Covid-19 confirmed symptom of runny nostril whereas 68 p.c have headache, 64 p.c have fatigue, and 60 p.c have sneezing.
Sixty p.c of the sufferers confirmed symptom of sore throat and 44 p.c have cough, he added.
“We’ve to maintain these points in thoughts,” Nazmul stated. The signs have similarities with the seasonal flu and influenza.
“So, we should always go to medical doctors for therapy whereas these signs confirmed up… In comparison with the previous three months, the variety of sufferers has elevated considerably in hospitals making a stress on all the well being system,” the spokesperson added.
“If we ignore the well being guidelines, the variety of coronavirus instances will enhance within the nation,” he added.
On January 23 (at the moment), Bangladesh reported 10,906 Covid-19 instances whereas the coronavirus claimed in a single day 14 lives.
“The nation reported 31.29 p.c Covid-19 optimistic instances as 34,854 samples have been examined prior to now 24 hours,” Directorate Common of Well being Companies (DGHS) stated in its routine every day assertion.
As per the WHO commonplace, Bangladesh remained properly beneath the hazard line as the nation witnessed lower than 5 p.c positivity price of COVID-19 for over three months however authorities issued a contemporary alert on November 27, 2021 for Bangladesh after the outbreak of the extremely contagious Omicron variant.
WHO has declared the Omicron as a “variant of concern”.
The contemporary wave, nonetheless, is reported from throughout the globe following the emergence of the Omicron variant of the virus from South Africa on November 25, 2021 and was first detected in Bangladesh on December 11.